Posts Tagged ‘ busway ’

Dealing With The Nuts And Bolts Of I-91 Corridor Commuter Rail Service

Aug 5th, 2011 | By

After years of rolling along without public opposition, the proposal for Springfield-to-New Haven commuter rail service is taking some hard bounces in Wallingford.

New Britain-Hartford Busway Inland Wetlands Permit Hearing scheduled for Sept. 7

Aug 4th, 2011 | By

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has scheduled a September 7 public hearing on an application from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) for an inland wetlands permit required for construction of the New Britain to Hartford Busway. The DEEP Office of Adjudications will set a specific time and place for the

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New Britain Busway: Opponents, Supporters Duel At Meetings And On The Internet

Jul 26th, 2011 | By

The state Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting Aug. 11 to discuss its construction timetable and show the latest version of its maps and potential commuter schedules.

$90M approved for busway project, despite cost concerns

May 1st, 2011 | By

The State Bond Commission approved spending $89.7 million to construct the long-planned Hartford-to-New Britain busway, despite bipartisan complaints that it should be reconsidered by the General Assembly because of cost increases.

Transit Coalition smiles, Stowe decries Malloy’s support for Busway

Apr 20th, 2011 | By

At a press conference on April 4, Governor Malloy announced to the public that he has “decided to aggressively pursue construction of the busway” even though “it may not be the perfect project.”

Richard Stowe, founder and director of Rail*Trains*Ecology*Cycling (RailTEC), said that “giving the busway a green light is a giant step backward for Connecticut. The busway drives a knife through what should be a state transportation goal of building a seamless rail system throughout Connecticut. It destroys the possibility for New Haven-New Britain-Hartford commuter rail.”

Fast Start for Malloy on Transit, Smart Growth

Mar 1st, 2011 | By

CT Governor Dan Malloy went to bat for transportation during his administration’s first Bond Commission meeting on Friday, releasing over $250 million for transportation-related projects, with approximately $203 million of that going to transit and transit-oriented development initiatives.

Busway Battle Appears Headed To Final Rounds

Feb 19th, 2011 | By

‘In two months we could have 900 people working,’ U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. RELATED: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is faced with his first major transportation policy decision: After a dozen years of planning, should the state proceed with its first true rapid-transit project, a $570 million Hartford-to-New Britain busway? With a press conference today, environmentalists,

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Fate of proposed busway to be determined in coming months

Jan 29th, 2011 | By

HARTFORD — The fate of the proposed $573 million busway between New Britain and Hartford may be determined within a few months. State Rep. Frank Nicastro, a Bristol Democrat, and the interim state Department of Transportation chief, Jeffrey Parker, had a lengthy back-and-forth about the project recently during a committee session. via Fate of proposed

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Don’t kill the busway | Tom Condon via

Jan 27th, 2011 | By

The busway is a good idea, one that can be brought to fruition in three years. Killing it now would be totally wrongheaded, Tom Condon writes.

OUR VIEW: It’s past time to start building the busway

Jan 11th, 2011 | By

Why doesn’t the senator want to see the city progress? That was the question from one Herald reader after learning that her state senator, New Britain’s Donald DeFronzo, had criticized the state Department of Transportation, charging that the agency shifted funds from other projects to cover the escalating cost of the proposed busway between New

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2011 Transportation agenda: Find a way to pay for it.

Dec 29th, 2010 | By

The first transportation problem Gov. Dan Malloy and the General Assembly must solve in 2011 is financial.

Lawmakers: Busway is still not a done deal

Dec 14th, 2010 | By

Central Connecticut lawmakers who serve on the General Assembly’s Transportation Com­mittee want to take another look at plans to move ahead with the New Britain to Hartford busway. via Lawmakers: Busway is still not a done deal | The New Britain Herald.

DeFronzo blasts DOT for covering busway costs

Dec 12th, 2010 | By

State Sen. Don DeFronzo has criticized the state DOT for shifting funds from other projects to cover the escalating cost of the proposed New Britain-Hartford busway.

Malloy Should Support Busway | OP-ED

Dec 5th, 2010 | By

One of Malloy’s top two priorities on his first visit to Washington as governor-elect was transportation, boosting hopes that Malloy will be a driving force in finally remaking our neglected public transit network.

Busway debate heats up with CCSU comment

Nov 20th, 2010 | By

The debate over the proposed Hartford-New Britain busway intensified Friday following remarks by Mayor Timothy Stewart and Jack Miller, president of Central Connecticut State University Thursday evening. The project had its impetus in a 2001 regional transportation study that identified long-term benefits of a busway that would reduce traffic volume in central Connecticut. via Busway

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Busway opponents hope to sway Malloy

Nov 16th, 2010 | By

Critics of the proposed busway between New Britain and Hartford have new hope they can hit the brakes on the $573 million plan. But supporters of the project — which would create nearly 1,000 construction jobs — say the 9.4-mile roadway must go forward. via Busway opponents hope to sway Malloy | The Bristol Press.

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1st District candidates on board for Busway, save for Ken Krayeske

Oct 28th, 2010 | By

Among the four candidates vying for the 1st District congressional seat only one would like to nix the proposed $573 million busway between Hartford and New Britain. “A train is a better option,” said the Green Party’s Ken Krayeske. He said he wants to “see something built” but isn’t sure the busway plan is the

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Keep Busway moving, by Oz Griebel

Oct 2nd, 2010 | By

Some of the region’s largest corporate, educational and hospital employers are investing millions of dollars to improve and expand their operations in Hartford and New Britain. These extraordinary investments demonstrate confidence in the future of Central Connecticut and are critical to job retention and growth in both cities and the region. We must take advantage

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Bus vs. rail — Does it have to be either/or?

Sep 30th, 2010 | By

There are two over-riding points that speak to why the New Britain-Hartford Busway is a key part of New Britain’s future. First, of course, is to eliminate congestion on I-84 and make it easier for people to get to New Britain. Second, the potential for economic development at the downtown transit station, as well as

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